Angostura Recreation Area to Hold Summer Day Camps

There are three day camps scheduled at Angostura Recreation Area this summer.  The Kid’s Fishing Day Camp is on Wednesday, June 13, Track Detectives is on Wednesday, July 11, and Nature Explorers Day Camp is on Wednesday, August 8.

For the Kid’s Fishing Day, participants will learn how to tie a fishing knot, bait a hook, take part in a casting contest, learn some tricks for cleaning the catch, make fish prints to take home and have plenty of time to fish!

In the Track Detectives Day Camp kids will discover the many animals of South Dakota, specifically the Angostura area and how to identify common animal tracks, go on a hike and make an animal track to take home.

The Nature Explorers Day Camp is for kids that enjoy catching insects, discovering tracks, smelling flowers, identifying animal droppings, looking at birds through binoculars, and just being outside!  Participants will learn how to do the “lizard lunge,” and discover the reptiles and other animals that make Angostura home.

All day camps are designed and limited to 7-12 year olds and meet at Shelter House #2 at Angostura Recreation Area from 9:30 am – Noon.  All participants are asked to wear clothes and shoes that can get wet, bring a water bottle, a snack and sunscreen.  There is not a charge for the camps; however pre-registration is required for all camps by calling 605-745-6996.  Each camp is limited to 30 kids.  Parents are welcome to attend all camps, but not required.  Transportation can be arranged ahead of time from Hot Springs to Angostura Recreation Area by calling 605-745-6996.

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